October 28, 2010
Autumn Color
This week, in North Carolina, we are still experiencing 80+ degree temperatures. I was in Houston on Monday and Tuesday…same thing. So, I’m protesting the weather, pulling out my long sleeve t-shirts and proclaiming that AUTUMN IS HERE!

To celebrate Autumn (aka FALL), there are a few photo challenges this week with an autumn or fall theme. So, I thought I’d share some of this week’s pictures that represent fall.  
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First, I thought I’d share a little more of the fun I’m having with my new Lensbaby Composer with a star aperture disk – this is really going to be fun at Christmas. The above photo is one of a few shots I took on Saturday, October 23rd (I’m going to wait and share the other shots next week). For those of you participating in the Scavenger Hunt…and who might still be stumped on what to do for Tilt-Shift Photography…you don’t need a lensbaby/tilt-shift lens to achieve the effect. Here are a few links that you really should check out: Tutorial Here or Tilt-Shift Maker here or Coffeeshop’s Teeny Tiny World. For more fall photos, go to: 

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I think I’ll enter this shot into Wishful Pictures photo challenge: fall. 
I think Autumn also represents the fair. These next two shots (above and below) are not a ferris wheel…and I wish I knew what it was called. You kinda climb into the ride like a cage…two per cart. The carnival workers pull the door closed and then they start spinning you until the rid itself is lifted up like the ferris wheel but moving much faster. I took these shots while waiting in line. To catch the motion, I simply lowered my shutter speed. I decided that for the shot above, I wanted to experiment with texture…but I think the natural shot looks better. What do you think?
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Exif Data: Tamron 28-75 mm @ 28 mm focal length, ISO 100, f/20, 1/13. For more autumn shots, go to: 

I took this last shot the other night with my lensbaby. I love the color that is reflected from the traffic and car lights. Something a little different…
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For more color shots, go to: 
Have a great day!